October 05, 2011 08:00 ET®, Inc. Selected as the Ticketing Technology Provider for the New York Mets®

The ProVenue® Platform Delivers Unmatched Operational Control

COSTA MESA, CA and FLUSHING, NY--(Marketwire - Oct 5, 2011) -, Inc., the global leader of integrated, high-performance ticketing solutions, and the New York Mets today announced a long-term ticketing agreement anchored by ProVenue®, the industry's most advanced ticketing technology.

The ProVenue platform is best-of-breed technology and the first in sports and live entertainment to offer an open architecture design to meet the evolving and individual needs of each organization. The technology provides browser-based access, on-demand scalability, robust data management tools and incomparable flexibility providing the Mets with increased operational efficiencies.

This infrastructure also enables third parties to seamlessly integrate with ProVenue to offer features, applications, and data management programs using Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). The platform approach gives the Mets the ability to determine which partners belong in their technological ecosystem to best support their season operations and initiatives including dynamic pricing, stored value, digital ticketing, loyalty and CRM programs.

"We had an opportunity to identify the best technology offering that would support our immediate and future business objectives," said Dave Howard, Executive Vice President, Business Operations, New York Mets. "After an exhaustive search, we determined that partnering with addresses our core ticketing needs and gives us flexibility to grow our business in innovative ways." also supports a host of complementary services that accommodates the varying purchase behaviors of sports fans. The Mets will utilize the ProVenueMobile™ m-commerce service to enable fans on the go to search, select, and purchase tickets in a highly-optimized experience on any Smartphone or tablet. When combined with the Tickets@Phone® delivery method, secure bar-coded tickets are delivered instantly via text message.

"It was clear early on in the proposal process that the Mets value strong technology, operational control and entrepreneurship -- key qualities that make the Club an excellent fit for our ProVenue solution," said John Walker, President and CEO, "We are honored to partner with the Mets organization and look forward to an ongoing, mutually beneficial relationship."

Upon launch, the Mets will become the first professional sports team in New York City and the surrounding metropolitan area on the ProVenue platform. The Mets also will be the seventh MLB Club to use the technology.

About is a leading provider of fully integrated event ticketing technologies, solutions, and services for thousands of top arts, entertainment, and sports organizations worldwide. Delivering the latest in ticketing technology, offers the advanced ProVenue® ticketing platform, which serves the core of a comprehensive web-based suite of integrated features, products, and services that help clients enhance ticket sales, marketing efforts, and overall customer experience. A wholly owned subsidiary of MLB Advanced Media, LP since 2005, is headquartered in Costa Mesa, CA, and has regional offices across the U.S. and around the world. The company also sells tickets directly to consumers through its website at

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